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Pupils Wow at Victoria Hall Christmas Concert.

05/12/2018

Pupils Wow at Victoria Hall Christmas Concert.

The choir from Great Wood Primary School were delighted to show their sweet and festive voices on stage at the Victoria Hall theatre as part of a Christmas Concert. They sang as part of a larger combined choir and also performed a beautiful solo piece, ‘The holly and the ivy’.

Children were joined by their friends from The Moorlands Primary Federation (TMPF) sister school, Bishop Rawle C.E. (A) Primary and thoroughly enjoyed the evening - especially singing to the ‘Greatest Showman’ with the orchestra!

 

 

Great Wood host Royal British Legion 'Poppy Party' Great Wood host Royal British Legion 'Poppy Party'

24/11/2018

Great Wood host Royal British Legion 'Poppy Party'

Great Wood Primary School was happy to host the Royal British Legion 'Poppy Party' on 24th November.

Pupils led the remembrance service which was beautifully observed by all. The evening celebrates all the hard work completed by Royal British Legion (RBL) members and celebrates their achievements. As part of the ceremony, our school received an award for ‘The best decorated school’ which was judged by officials from the RBL. The pupils were very proud of this achievement, Grace (Y6) said, ‘It is lovely to see that they enjoyed seeing our letters and research on the local people who were involved with World War One’. The school also received a 'thank you' card for the money raised for the poppy appeal, a sum of £160.

The Great Wood Primary School family are very proud to work so closely with the Royal British Legion.

We Will Remember Them.

 

Great Wood Honours Heroic Former Pupil Great Wood Honours Heroic Former Pupil Great Wood Honours Heroic Former Pupil

12/11/2018

Great Wood Honours Heroic Former Pupil

Great Wood Primary School pupils were honoured to pay their respects to a former pupil killed in World War I, at a special event at JCB World Headquarters.

Private Arthur Rowe, who attended the school more than 120 years ago, is one of 50 brave servicemen honoured on a new montage at JCB.

Private Rowe was injured on the battlefield at Passchendaele in October 1917 and lay there for three days in the cold and rain before being rescued and taken to a field-hospital in France where he sadly died of his injuries on 16th October 1917.

Pupils visited JCB’s World HQ to see the special commemoration of Private Rowe. During the visit they heard the story of the brave soldier’s army service from his great grandson Dave Atkinson and his great-great grandson Jack Atkinson, who both work at JCB.

Jack and Dave also presented the school with a framed photo of Private Rowe to ensure his memory lives on at the school. Pupils later laid a wreath at Tean War Memorial where Private Rowe is also commemorated.

School Leader, Ben Adamson, said: “We are amazed and very humbled to hear that one of our former pupils served his country with such distinction in the First World War and are thrilled to be presented with his picture. It’s really very poignant to learn about Private Rowe at the Centenary of the Armistice. We will ensure that he is never forgotten and his picture will hang in the school – his school - with pride.”

We Will Remember Them.

Great Wood Remembers Great Wood Remembers

11/11/2018

Great Wood Remembers

Pupils at Great Wood Primary School took part in the Remembrance Service on the 11.11.18 as part of the community who remembered those who fought in the Great War.

Our School Captains laid a wreath on both the war memorials in Tean and read out poems during the church service. The poems had been based on the forgotten names on the war memorial, including Arthur Rowe, a former Great Wood pupil. The school hosted the refreshments after the service in which visitors could see the displays the pupils had prepared to showcase their learning of the centenary of the end of World War I.

The Royal British Legion joined us and were thankful of the fundraising the pupils had supported this year.

We Will Remember Them.

 

Harvest Festival Thanks

19/10/2018

Harvest Festival Thanks

Thank you to everyone who donated produce and attended our Harvest Festival.  The sale of produce raised a massive £116.61 which will be donated to The Tean and Checkley Pensioners Association.

 

CADSSA Leagues come to an end

18/10/2018

CADSSA Leagues come to an end

A big 'well done' to all of the boys and girls who played football for Great Wood in the CADSSA A League and B League this season.

Both teams played lovely football with big smiles on their faces - congratulations!

New Website Launched

17/10/2018

New Website Launched

Welcome to the brand new website for Great Wood Primary School and The Moorlands Primary Federation (TMPF). We hope that you enjoy looking around our wonderful and informative new site and are excited to see how it continues to grow.

Art Competition Winners

16/10/2018

Art Competition Winners

The fantastic winners of our Art Competition got to take part in a clay pumpkin making morning. It was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone!

 

Footballers Play in School Games

26/09/2018

Footballers Play in School Games

Congratulations to our wonderful football team who showed brilliant skills to finish in second place in the Staffordshire Moorlands School Games Small Football Tournament. Well done!

CADSSA Sporting Fixtures Kick Off.

25/09/2018

CADSSA Sporting Fixtures Kick Off.

Good luck to the girls and boys who will be representing their school at the CADSSA A and B League football fixtures.

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